Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) filed a motion to vacate against Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today.

Earlier this year in January, during the contest for Speaker of the House, there was a group of lawmakers who wanted to change the way Washington, D.C., operates before allowing Kevin McCarthy to ascend to the speakership. These concessions included passing single-subject spending bills, votes on a balanced budget and term limits, the full release of the January 6th tapes, committing to not using Democrat votes to pass legislation that advances the priorities of Joe Biden, and more.

For the last eight months, Speaker McCarthy has been in breach of that agreement. While there have been minor improvements, like taking a vote on term limits in the House Judiciary Committee and passing some single-subject spending bills, this progress was only made after Rep. Gaetz put pressure on Speaker McCarthy and forced him to do it. All of Speaker McCarthy’s failure theater resulted in him teaming up with Democrats to pass a continuing resolution that funds Ukraine, funds Jack Smith’s election interference against President Trump, abandons E-Verify, and does nothing to put the interests of the American people first.

Video of Rep. Gaetz introducing the motion to vacate can be found HERE

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